Gordon Primary School

Gordon Primary School

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Music

Music has been a particular strength of our school for many years. We have a specialist music teacher who teachers all our children. We have a school band, a steel pans band and choir as well as a number of small musical groups, including a recorder group. We have a number of talented and experienced peripatetic music teachers including teachers of clarinet, violin, drums and guitar. We have a well-equipped music suite on the top floor of the school.

Our specialist music teacher has produced a music scheme of work for our school. Our music scheme of work embraces our themes and topics while ensuring coverage of and progression within the music curriculum.

  

RECEPTION Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
             

MUSIC Topic

Follow the Conductor 

Performing Together

Call & Response 

All About Me

Climb, Buzz, Wriggle

Under the Sea

             

Musical Element Focus

Tempo & Duration

Pitch

Notation

Texture

Pitch

Timbre

             

Performance

Christmas Singalong

   

YEAR 1 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

           

MUSIC Topic

Carnival of the Animals

The Nutcracker 

Recycled Orchestra

Sound Maps

Musical Characters

Drumming 

   

Musical Element Focus

Texture & Timbre

Tempo & Duration

Structure

Notation 

Pitch 

Dynamics

 

 

Performance 

Nativity 

   

YEAR 2 

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

 

   

 

 

MUSIC Topic

Recorders

Djembe

Recorders

Sea Shanties

Recorders

Soundscape

Recorders

Peter & the Wolf

Recorders

Marches & Conducting

Recorders

   

 

 

 

 

 

Musical Element Focus

Pitch & Notation

Duration

Texture & Structure

Dynamics

Timbre

Tempo

           

Performance

Nativity

   

YEAR 3   Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
       
MUSIC Topic

Recorders: playing in an ensemble

Recorders: playing in an ensemble

Waltz - Blue Danube

Recorders

Symphonic Poem – Vltava

Recorders

Song Writing – chords

Recorders

Gamelan

Recorders

 

 

       

Musical Element Focus

Notation & Duration

Notation & Duration

Tempo

Textile & Dynamics

Pitch & Structure

Timbre

           

Performance

Carol Singing

Gordon Day

     

  

YEAR 4 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
     

 

MUSIC Topic

First Access Instruments

First Access Instruments

First Access Instruments

First Access Instruments

First Access Instruments

First Access Instruments

       

Musical Element Focus

Holding, playing techniques, simple tunes & instrument care

Holding, playing techniques, simple tunes & instrument care

Instrumental lessons, notation and rhythm

Instrumental lessons, notation and rhythm

Instrument of choice 

Instrument of choice 

       

Performance

Gordon Day

First Access Concert

     

 

 

YEAR 5

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

MUSIC Topic

Musicianship, Ensemble & Performance Technique

Musicianship, Ensemble & Performance Technique

Graphic Scores

Storm’ Interlude from ‘Peter Grimes’ by Britten

Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra 5th movement by Prokofiev

Morse Code &  Music and Ostinato

1940’s Dance Band

Musical Element Focus

Structure

Notation & Pitch

Tempo & Dynamics

Texture

Rhythm

Timbre

Performance 

Harvest Festival 

  

 

YEAR 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

           
MUSIC Topic 

Musicianship

Harmony singing: Young Voices preparation 

Rap Composition 

Young Voices Preparation 

Brazilian Samba

A Rainforest Symphony soundscape 

Minimalism 

Short Ride in a Fast Machine - John Adams 

Preparation for Leavers' Production 

Musical Element Focus

Pitch & Notation  Structure Rhythm & Tempo Timbre Texture

Performance 

Young Voices Concert 

Leavers' Production